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Cooperative Deckbuilding RPG Leaves Early Access with New Features and Characters

August 16, 2022

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Paradox Interactive | STOCKHOLM and MADRID - Aug. 16, 2022 - Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer with plenty of games on deck, today announced the release of Across the Obelisk in partnership with Dreamsite Games as part of a new “Paradox Arc” publishing initiative within the company. Across the Obelisk, a deck-building RPG with cooperative play and rogue-lite features, is available now for all PC platforms at a discounted launch price of $14.99/£12.74/€14.99*. The game’s debut marks the first title published through Paradox Arc, an initiative by Paradox to bring highly replayable games from small developers to global audiences, with more titles to be announced and released in the near future.

Across the Obelisk is a dynamic deckbuilding rogue-lite RPG from Dreamsite Games that challenges players to create a party from a diverse set of characters, engage in tactical card-based combat, and find a unique path across a world that changes in reaction to their decisions. Playable alone or with up to three friends, Across the Obelisk provides a different experience with each playthrough thanks to its branching world paths, highly customizable heroes, hundreds of different cards with variable upgrades, and much more. The game also offers a unique multiplayer experience, allowing each player to control a different hero and contribute to group decisions during the story.

Purchase Across the Obelisk here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1385380/Across_the_Obelisk/

After spending a year in Early Access on Steam, Across the Obelisk has grown steadily during its development, adding new play modes, heroes, cards, and game systems. Today’s launch of version 1.0 includes a tremendous content update, including:

  • Four new heroes, bringing the total to 16 playable characters

  • A new map for adventure mode with new events, enemies, and bosses

  • New items and pets

  • Rebalancing and improvements to the Obelisk Challenge mode, Perks System, and all existing cards and items

  • New music

  • Chinese and Spanish localization

  • And much, much more!

The Paradox Arc publishing initiative is a new program within Paradox Interactive that aims to highlight unique designs and engaging games from small development teams, leveraging the publishing expertise Paradox has built over nearly 20 years of experience. “Our goal with Paradox Arc is to surprise players with games they might not have known they needed to play,” said Sebastian Forsström, Head of Paradox Arc. “We’re publishing the kind of games that suddenly appear atop your ‘Most Played’ list. I can say from direct experience that Across the Obelisk fits this mold perfectly and I don’t think we could have asked for a better game for our premiere. I’m looking forward to sharing more Paradox Arc titles with everyone soon - and to inviting more developers to work with us.”

For more information about Paradox Arc, contact [email protected].

*Prices are suggested by Paradox and subject to change by local retailers or regional exchange rates.  

About Paradox Interactive
The Paradox Interactive group includes development, publishing, and licensing of games and brands, consisting of a portfolio of more than 100 titles created both internally and by independent studios. Paradox owns an array of award-winning and top-selling brands including Cities: Skylines, Stellaris, Crusader Kings, Victoria, Age of Wonders, and the World of Darkness catalogue.

From the company’s start in 2004, Paradox has published its games worldwide, with top markets including the USA, UK, China, Germany, France, Russia, and Scandinavia. Today, over five million gamers play a Paradox game each month.

Paradox Interactive AB (publ)’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under ticker PDX. FNCA Sweden AB is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.paradoxinteractive.com.

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